(Washington Times) “Doing more with less.” That’s the mantra from across the sea, as Britain’s key leaders warn of deeper cuts for public employees by fiscal 2015.

“There is a challenge of doing more with less. … Difficult decisions” will be made on where to cut and whom to fire, said Prime Minister David Cameron’s spokesman, according to a report in The Telegraph. “The government has made it clear that there will be further squeezes on departmental spending.”

Meanwhile, Chancellor George Osborne is pushing forward with his mandate that all departments provide spending plans that reflect dramatic cuts for the 2015-16 budget year.

“Step up” your austerity, Mr. Osbourne reportedly told Cabinet members.

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